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Advances in Environmental Research   Volume 6, Number 1, March 2017, pages 025-33
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aer.2017...025
 
Plurality of urban governance in Nigeria and its implications on delivery of environmental services
Oluwole Daramola and Oluwaseun Olowoporoku

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    This paper discussed plurality in urban governance in Nigeria and its implication on delivery of urban environmental services, with a focus on water supply, sanitation and solid waste disposal. Conceptually, it explained urban governance as the sum total of the ways of achieving an inclusive city and expressed the urban governance system of Nigeria based the legal framework set for them. The paper explored the environmental implications of urban governance in Nigeria. It concluded that urban governance has several implications on delivery of urban environmental services in Nigeria. The dualism in urban governance is a factor contributing towards inefficient delivery of environmental services such as water supply, sanitation and solid waste management in Nigeria. The paper recommended, among others, a constitutional reform that will guarantee efficient urban governance and delivery of environmental services in Nigeria.
 
Key Words
    constitution; environmental services; local government; urban governance; urbanization
 
Address
Oluwole Daramola and Oluwaseun Olowoporoku: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
 

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